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Extension Agent/Hettinger County
Post Date: 02/16/2021
Close Date: 03/15/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

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https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2924301&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$30,000 - $49,999

Location:
Hettinger, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

The Extension agent will work collaboratively with a team of Extension, research professionals, county residents and leaders to provide exceptional education, collaboration and facilitation for the agricultural and natural resources and 4-H youth development programs in Hettinger County.


This is a full-time position serving Hettinger County. This position is based in the NDSU Extension-Hettinger County office located in Mott, ND. Supervision is provided by the Extension district director serving Hettinger County.

Responsibilities:

Educate

Develop and enhance an effective agricultural and natural resource program that supports the growth and development of sustainable land and communities. Programming includes horticulture, agronomy/cropping systems, farm business management/crop marketing, livestock production/management, and 4-H youth development for adult and youth audiences.
Successful Extension programs require agents to:

Conduct needs assessment and issue identification that result in programs based on the needs of county residents.
Interpret and integrate pertinent research information into educational programs.
Develop expertise in subject matter competency area(s).
Plan, implement, deliver and evaluate educational programs.
Market and share impact of programming through mass and social media.Anchor

Provide education and co-leadership in major county programs in 4-H and respective agriculture and natural resources program 4-H areas, in collaboration with the office team.

Provide community and economic development education relating to the agriculture and natural resources program.

Collaborate and Facilitate

Develop strong working relationships with local Extension staff, state specialists, community leaders, media, agricultural related industry, locally based federal and state agricultural partners, and county fair or achievement day committees/boards to enhance agriculture and natural resources programming and 4-H youth development opportunities.
Collaborate with local teams to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate the 4-H youth development program and ensure a safe, supportive environment for youth and volunteers.
Assist with multicounty, regional and state activities in the agricultural and natural resources and 4-H youth development program areas.

Other

Ensure compliance with federal, tribal, state, and local law, policies and procedures, including Civil Rights, youth protection and NDSU Human Resources.
Be an active learner to keep relevant with new teaching strategies, advances in the professional field, technology, news and related research.
Be self-directed with minimal supervision in the work environment.
Some weekend and evening work is required.
Travel within the county and occasional travel outside the county is required.
Overnight trips are required on occasion for meetings, 4-H youth development activities and professional development.
Perform other duties as assigned in support of Extension programming.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00

Some weekend and evening work is required.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experiences. Bachelor's level minimum salary is $44,000 and Master's level minimum salary is $49,000

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, agricultural economics, animal science, crop and weed science, production agriculture, soil science, agribusiness, agriculture communication, agricultural education or closely related field with the academic capacity to successfully enroll in a relevant graduate program in the future.

2. The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.

3. Basic computer skills and ability to use Microsoft office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

4. Ability to use technology for communication, information finding, program delivery, and reporting.

5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media.

6. Ability to conduct oneself professionally, be self-directed in the work environment and work flexible and extended hours.

7. Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, an interest and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity.

8. Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in an agricultural/horticultural related field.

2. Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.

3. Experience in designing and delivering educational programs.

4. Experience with problem solving and conflict management.

5. Experience disseminating information through social and mass media.

6. Recent Extension work experience.

7. Working knowledge of and experience with 4-H and/or other youth programs.

8. Demonstrated experience with agriculture practices in southwestern North Dakota.

Applicant Materials Required:

Cover Letter

Resume

Unofficial Transcript

Screening will begin 3/15/21 and remain open until filled

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, agricultural economics, animal science, crop and weed science, production agriculture, soil science, agribusiness, agriculture communication, agricultural education or closely related field with the academic capacity to successfully enroll in a relevant graduate program in the future.

2. The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.

3. Basic computer skills and ability to use Microsoft office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

4. Ability to use technology for communication, information finding, program delivery, and reporting.

5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media.

6. Ability to conduct oneself professionally, be self-directed in the work environment and work flexible and extended hours.

7. Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, an interest and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity.

8. Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in an agricultural/horticultural related field.

2. Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.

3. Experience in designing and delivering educational programs.

4. Experience with problem solving and conflict management.

5. Experience disseminating information through social and mass media.

6. Recent Extension work experience.

7. Working knowledge of and experience with 4-H and/or other youth programs.

8. Demonstrated experience with agriculture practices in southwestern North Dakota.

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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